International debt relief continues to be a highly controversial subject. Although many heavily indebted poor countries have received large amounts of debt relief over the past quarter of a century, it doesn't appear to be enough. This book examines the impact of international debt relief efforts since 1990. It assesses whether the various debt relief modalities have enhanced economic growth in eight highly indebted countries in Latin America and Africa.
The book includes eight country studies, four from Latin America and four from Africa, a literature survey, econometric study and a study of the debt relief policies.
Showing that the basic weaknesses of the international aid and debt system revealed by the study have still not been solved, the author draws on her years of experience to suggest ways of moving forward.
This edited collection is a critical evaluation of the impact of fiscal imbalances on the economy of industrialized and developing countries as prepared by a diverse group of scholars involved in advanced research on public finance. Technical issues, economic consequences and the political economy of budget deficits and government debt are covered in one succinct volume. The work provides a balanced presentation of neo-classical views on measures of government deficits; the budget process and major budgetary legislation in the United States; and the impact of deficits on economic activity, exchange rates, inflation, financial markets, trade balance, and economic growth. It also examines the political economy of government budgets in the OECD, select developing economies, and South Africa.
From the 1950s to the 1980s, economic activity and growth were affected by fiscal imbalances and excessive government activity in many countries. Although many actors have made retrenchment attempts, economic research has not resolved the conflicting arguments about the impact of fiscal imbalances on the global economy. This book provides a balanced presentation of all major issues related to the impact of fiscal activity on the economy.
If you are looking to get out of credit debt the best thing that you can do is to be realistic. You aren't going to be able to pay off your debt all at once. If you have something that you can restructure, go ahead and do it. Also, start by paying off the small amounts you can each month. If you owe $15,000 and you can only pay $150 a month, you can start there. Also, cut out as many of the expenses as you can and take that money and put it towards your debt. Whatever you can do is going to be a good thing.